Synthesis of tetrahexahedral gold nanocrystals with high-index facets

Do Youb Kim, Sang Hyuk Im, O. Ok Park

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Tetrahexahedral (THH) gold nanocrystals bound to 24 high-index facets were synthesized through a facile colloidal chemistry by reducing HAuCl4 in the mixture solution of N,N-dimethylformamide and poly(vinylpyrrolidone) at 80 °C. As-synthesized THH gold nanocrystals with Oh symmetry were single-crystals, mainly bound to 24 high-index {210} facets. The controlled slow reaction condition made the rhombic dodecahedral gold nanocrystals transform to THH gold nanocrystals with high-index facets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3321-3323
Number of pages3
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 4
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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